Alternative Child-care Services

Use the links below to search for child-care options.

For more information, contact [email protected].

Summer Camps with 1199SEIU Member Discounts

Many summer camps offer discounts, including early bird rates, to 1199SEIU members. Check our provider listings to see what's available in your area.

The Bronx Zoo 

The Bronx Zoo offers free admission on Wednesdays, giving families access to more than 265 acres and over 10,000 animals. To get your free tickets, head to the “Plan Your Visit” section on the zoo’s website, click “Buy Tickets” then go to the “Wednesday Tickets” section on Mondays at 5:00 pm. Select “Wednesday Limited Admission” (restrictions apply).


Dial-A-Teacher, the UFT's free homework help hotline, is once again open on Mondays through Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m.

Google Code Next Builds the Next Generation of Tech Leaders

Are you a Black, Latinx or Native high school student interested in learning how to code for free?

Code Next is a Google-sponsored computer science education program designed to give BIPOC students the skills and training they need to explore careers in computer technology and related fields.

Students follow a tech-focused curriculum, get interactive instruction from coaches and practice their design skills with relevant STEM projects. Students also interact with Google mentors and tech leaders and gain hands-on experience with the latest technologies and gear.

All Code Next students must be in high school and at least 13 years old to apply.

Applications for Code Next are open until August 4, 2023, so learn more about the program and apply today!

Low-Cost Internet Access

A list of Providers offering free Wi-Fi or special accommodations for 60 Days.

NYC Child Care Connect, administered by NYC Health

Search for Camp, Infant and Toddler Child Care Centers, Pre-School, School Based Child Care.

NYC Parks Department Free Summer Activities for Kids

The NYC Parks Department offers lots of fun and free summer activities throughout New York City, including outdoor pools and swim programs, summer meals, organized sports, digital tech programs, movies, rec centers and family camping.

New York Public Library

The New York Public Library offers free summer-long events and programming for youth. With specific events for kids and teens, including reading recommendations, exhibitions and much more, there’s something fun and informative for all ages. Learn more about upcoming events and programs happening at library branches throughout New York City by visiting the New York Public Library website.

Office of Children and Family Services, Division of Child Care Services

Search for Day Care Center, Group Family Day Cares, Family Day Cares, School-aged child care.